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Yoo-hoo! JustPlay runs natively on Mac computers with Apple silicon: M1 and M2 series!
Just Play
Play virtually any media file

Powerful doesn't always mean huge

JustPlay is a tiny app, with an essential set of features, that will play basically any video or audio file. It supports MP4, AVI, MOV, SWF, DAT, MKV, MP3, FLAC, M4V, FLV, Blu-ray as well as other common formats. As small as the player is, it has all you need to play all those files - you won't need to install any additional codecs or plugins. And with the newly-introduced M1 support, it can run natively both on Apple Silicon and on Intel Macs.

JustPlay offers a smooth and pleasant HD playback for all your 4K and 8K movies thanks to its hardware accelerated decoding feature.
Powerful player
Advanced controls

Advanced controls

While watching a movie you can adjust the playback speed, fix subtitles or audio sync issues if any, etc. You can configure the amount of time skipped with arrow keys.
Video tuner

Video tuner

Change brightness, saturation, contrast, gamma, hue, noise reduction and sharpness of a video you are currently watching. There is an option to preserve the aspect ratio when resizing.
Resume playback

Resume playback

JustPlay remembers the selected subtitles and soundtrack, as well as the last position, and can resume playback from it.


Deinterlace feature allows cleaning up the videos that have horizontal stripes on fast moving objects and enjoy them in a better quality.
Touch Bar

Touch Bar support

If you've got a laptop with the Touch Bar, you can control the player from there, preview video thumbnails, and customize the menu according to your preferences.
Flash files

Flash files

JustPlay offers you to choose the Flash quality from the highest to the lowest, enable/disable Flash Local Security, and decide which data can be sent over network.
Advanced possibilities for subtitles

Video player for macOS with extensive subtitles support

You can let JustPlay automatically load the subtitles (in SRT, SMIL, ASS or other supported format) or load them manually. Forced subtitles are also supported. You can also change the way your subtitles look and tune them up with your video in case for some reason they were not perfectly synced. The subtitles can be moved, in case they obscure the video.
Media player for Mac with advanced subtitles support
Autoload & Appearance

Autoload & Appearance

Automatically load, choose the desired language, there is so much you can do to make your video experience perfect. You can adjust font, size, text and background color for subtitles.

Search for new subtitles

JustPlay features an integrated search through the service, so that you can easily find and use subtitles for your videos directly in the app. Any subtitles you find and download can be saved separately as a subtitle file
Best sound with video player for Mac

Get ready for a whole new level of audio

Best sound with media player for Mac
Volume control

Standalone volume control

Adjusting the volume in JustPlay will never affect your system sound settings.
Audio equalizer

Audio equalizer

Use the 10-band equalizer to perfect the sound either manually or with any of the carefully chosen presets.
External audio tracks

Use external audio tracks

If you'd like to use an external soundtrack for your video, JustPlay allows you to do so in a simple manner.
Preferred audio language

Preferred audio language

The app will load an audio track with your preferred language depending on the set of tracks video came with.
External audio devices

External audio devices

JustPlay lets you choose anything from a set of headphones to a high-end home theater system as the device for the sound output.

AC-3/DTS through S/PDIF

JustPlay supports passthrough for hardware decoders – AC3 or DTS for surround audio.
Other people on JustPlay:
Couldn't quite make VLC work for what I needed, tried JustPlay and love it so far!
Megan B.
So far I've been able to play any file that I have on my computer, even some really old ones from years ago.
Jim P.
I like the set of options this teeny player offers, especially being able to adjust the playback speed.
Peter C.
I like watching old foreign movies and being able to browse for subtitles that I can use for them makes me really excited!
Kelly S.
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Lightweight video player for Mac
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